9.7 2018 iPad vs 2016 9.7 iPad pro?

jensgt

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So I bought an iPad pro back in 2016. I have really enjoyed it but my son eventually "stole" it from me and plays it a lot. I don't mind because he does his ABC mouse and he gets more use out of it than I was. Well today he dropped it walking to the car and cracked the screen. I'm dumb and should have carried it for him but I was in a hurry and had my 7 month old with me too.

I did some research and decided that it would be better to replace it with the 2018 iPad 9.7 so I could get the 128 vs 32 gb and also put apple care on it since it will be kids using it. (I'm getting a new pro for xmas that they wont be allowed to touch, the maniacs!) It was only a little more than what it would have cost to repair the screen. Then I put the cracked screen pro on FB yard sale for $150 and have been inundated with messages...so that should sell quick.

Anyways I saw that the A10 chip got a slightly better rating than then a9X and I was expecting to not really notice any difference in the tablets. Right off the bat the finish is obviously cheaper. The pro had a nice solid feel to it especially the screen. The iPad normal feels a tad flimsy...but thats to be expected. My biggest issue...it feels SLOW to me. I went right to download one of his favorite games from the app store and it took forever to download. Theres a delay when searching on the app store as well.

Is this normal? Shouldn't I expect it to perform at least on par with a 2 year old iPad Pro?
Thanks in advance.
 

jensgt

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Did you restore from a backup?
Nope all that’s on it are apps so I just started it fresh and went to the App Store to purchased but not on this tablet. He had way too many games on the other one so I want to start him fresh and see which ones he really wants to keep.
 

tgara

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The issues you described with the App Store may be on the App Store end and have nothing to do with the iPad itself. How does the unit perform on other tasks, like switching apps, rendering email, etc.?

Also, since you set up the iPad as new, there will be "housekeeping" set-up items that the iPad will be attending to in the background for about the next 24-36 hours. You will also likely see larger than normal battery drain during this time. Give the iPad some time to settle. These are normal behaviors and performance should improve in a couple days.